3a198a6d-5447-40f2-af8f-e2e70387b8b1jpgNext Reading - Monday, January 27th, 2020.

'Insider' - Elise Henderson - President of Television, MRC (Ozark, House of Cards)

'The Best Screenwriting Contest You've Never Heard Of' 



  • A Screenwriting Competition/Event Series – giving writers a chance to hear their words read by professional actors live, get constructive feedback from an ‘Industry Insider' in a safe and supportive environment, and providing a place for writers of all skill levels to meet, connect, contribute and learn.
  • A Writing Workshop - A series of innovative and unique workshops with writing exercises and professional actors reading everything, all focused on improving creativity and emotional connection with story and characters.
  • A Coach/Consultation Service  - Work one-on-one with our founder and Head Judge Tim Schildberger, an experienced writer and highly regarded script coach to help focus, connect, and sharpen your skills and your project - no matter your experience level.
  • A Community – A ‘creative safe space’ - Everything we do - competitions,  events, workshops - is designed to help writers explore and improve their creative process and emotional bravery.

" The LiveRead/LA event is the kind of supportive community screenwriters dream about, with great actors and an insightful moderator leading the exchange of constructive feedback.  It was an honor to be a guest and I look forward to coming back soon!" 

- Mickey Fisher – Creator,  ‘Reverie’ (NBC), 'Extant' (CBS) and our Industry Insider, August 2017

"I was very impressed by the quality of the scripts I read, and the dedication and openness of the writers to our feedback. And above all, what a fun way for anyone to work – on stage, with peers and with actors bringing the characters to life."

- Sandra Yee Ling - Production Executive, Automatik and our Industry Insider, October, 2019

January INSIDER:  

Elise Henderson - President of Television, MRC ('House of Cards, 'The Outsiders')


Natalie Higdon

- Pick Up Sidney

Mads Gauger

Christan Mary Leonard

- Sheltered


Sven Anarki - Dirty Blonde  
Simon Bowler- Insurrection
Kelly Byrnes- 33 Weeks A Prude
Ginger Casey - Benny and The Jets
Gregg Ostrin - Jewish Guilt
Mark Perlick - Snowflakes 
Amanda Samaroo- Civilized
Jeremy Storey- Seraphim's Miracle